Written by: Heelsinc
TV 1994-07-05 (Matches taped 1994-06-17 at Farmer’s Market in Montgomeryville, Pa & 1994-06-26 at ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pa)
Heavyweight: “The Franchise” Shane Douglas
TV: Mikey Whipwreck
Tag: Public Enemy
We open up with clips from the Funks Public Enemy feud to hype their barbed wire match. It includes an in ring interview by the Funks that I believe is from after the match at the TV taping from the 26th. Terry says that he probably doesn’t have too many matches left in him.
Tag Team Champions Public Enemy vs. Phi Delta Slam ref John Finnegan
“Flyboy” Rocco Roc starts off. PDS are comprised of Big Tilly and Bruno Sassi. They are from Florida and would later appear with TNA. I’m not sure who is who because by the time they got to TNA they had both gained a bunch of weight and Willie “Scoop” Watts is an awful commentator and doesn’t tell us who they are. Basic tag match with nothing much going on but a nice surprise nonetheless. PE get the advantage and actually work a wrestling match match. After about 9 minutes PDS make the tag and the match spills to the ouside as PE gets beat on with chairs. PE regains the advantage but Roc misses a dive through a table. Back in the ring Johnny Grunge with a side slam followed by a reverse DDT. Roc finishes things off with the drive by for the win in 11.32.
Added to the July 16th Arena show is TV Champion Mikey Whipwreck against Chad Austin and Pitbulls take on Tazmaniac and a mystery partner.
“Ironman” Tommy Cairo says every time he gets close to the singapore cane Sandman gets it right before him. Cairo lights a cigarette for Peaches and she says it’s always been Cairo that lights her fire. We then see clips of the many times Cairo has been caned including….
911 (w/ Paul E Dangerously) vs. “Ironman” Tommy Cairo ref Jim Molineaux (1994-06-17)
Sandman sneaks in the ring before the match starts canes Cairo who stumbles forward into a chokeslam. Ref calls for the bell and makes the 3 count.
Sandman and Woman hype dueling canes. Sandman asks if Cairo has had enough and why he won’t just pay his bill.
Hype videos for Sabu versus Chad Austin later tonight and Tazmaniac against “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka next week!
TV Champion Mikey Whipwreck vs. Pitbull 2 (w/ Jason & Pitbull 1) ref Jim Molineuax
Press slam sends Mikey crashing to the mat. Double under hook power bomb. Mikey ducks a clothesline and goes for a cross body but he gets caught and hit with two back breakers. Pitbull 2 with another press slam and he drops Mikey on the top rope and Mikey bounces to the floor. Pretty nasty looking. Jason and Pitbull 1 get in some shots. Mikey ducks a clothesline and nail Jason off the apron. Pitbull 1 comes in and attacks giving Mikey another DQ win in 4.08. The Pitbulls and Jason continue the attack after the match. Tazmaniac attempts to make the save but the three on one proves to be too much.
Paul E Dangerously is in the locker room and he cuts an extended promo to hype the July 16th match where his man Sabu tries to get the gold from Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas.
Sabu (w/ Paul E. Dangerously & 911) vs. Chad Austin ref Jim Molineaux
Sabu gets let loose and hits the ring and picks Chad up and goes for what I think he wanted to be a michinoku driver but just made it a sick looking piledriver instead. Austin sent into the corner and he takes a Flair bump to the apron. Sabu with a sunset flip power bomb to the floor! Austin put on a table and Sabu flies from the ring putting Austin through the table. Paul E holds a chair over the face of Austin and Sabu with a slingshot leg drop into the ring for the win in 2.22.
After a commercial break Sabu is strapped back to his stretcher and they are preparing to leave when Mr. Hughes and Shane Douglas come to the ring the main event. There is a stare down but no one comes to blows.
Champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas (w/ Mr. Hughes) vs. Tommy Dreamer ref John Finnegan
Hughes attacks Dreamer as he gets into the ring and Shane nails the ref right after the bell. Hughes hits a sidewalk slam as another ref calls for the bell as Dreamer wins by DQ in .24. Shane and Hughes continue the beatdown as Douglas hits a belly to belly. Shane gets a mic and says no one has beaten him 4 years. Douglas tells Sabu that he is good but not the man that Shane is. Shane wants Sabu to come down to the ring now.
My thoughts on the show
Real good show today. A decent “wrestling” match from PE and everything from the Paul E interview on down was a good watch. Check this one out.
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